Transport and Mobility Snapshots , Report from UNACLA

This illustrated report provides a rich collection of images of sustainable urban transport and mobility initiatives from cities around the world which are represented in the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA). The collection considers the current transport situation and challenges faced by each city - this includes high levels of energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, congestion, road casualties, urban sprawl, and social exclusion.

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Property Tax Regimes in East Africa

The report covers three basic issues: property tax legislation and practice, the significance and magnitude of property tax revenue, and the prospects of property taxation in the three East African countries. For instance, during the period of analysis, property taxes contributed quite a small percentage (on average 0.054%) of annual national revenue in Kenya and between 23-27%of annual municipal council revenue.

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International Guidelines on Decentralization and Access to Basic Services for all

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The guidelines outline the main principles underlying the democratic, constitutional/legal and administrative aspects of local governance and decentralization. At the same time they must be applied to specific conditions of State form (federal, regionalized or unitary), with different State traditions (for example, Napoleonic, Germanic or Anglo-Saxon, as well as traditions found in Asia, or in the Arab world).

Promoting Biodiversity In and Around the Lake Victoria Basin

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This Working Paper critically assesses the potential role of local authorities in promoting biodiversity conservation in the Lake Victoria Cities within the existing global framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

It sets the broader context on the inextricable linkages between biodiversity conservation and the urban environment. Specifically, by critically evaluates the emerging role of cities.

Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities - Best Practices

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Since the 1980s, there has been growing recognition of the need to ensure women's equal access to urban public spaces. Many initiatives to mainstream gender by local governments have been documented. Some are comprehensive and are based on supportive policies.

Others are ad hoc and address specific issues, sometimes due to crises. Whatever the context, the initiatives provide lessons that other can learn from. this book documents such initiatives.